S. D. GOITEIN. A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza, Vol. I: Economic. : A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab Foundations (Near Eastern Center, UCLA) (): S. D. Goitein. S. D. Goitein’s magisterial five-volume work on Jewish communities in the medieval Mediterranean world offers an unparalleled view of how people lived.
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Selected pages Title Nediterranean. Goitein’s masterpiece is now abridged and reworked by Jacob Lassner in a single volume that captures the essential narratives and contexts of the original. He was brought up with both secular and Talmudic education.
References to this book The Reflowering of Malaysian Islam: BurgkunstadtBavariaGermany. Berkeley and Los Angeles: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Index of Geniza Texts.
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To understand the value of this distillation, we need to picture the remarkable, all-but-impenetrable cache of unique letters and documents found by accident in a geniza mediterranea, or repository of sacred writings, in Old Cairo. The remaining material, intended for a single volume describing the particulars of the way people lived, blossomed into three volumes, devoted respectively to the family, daily life, and the individual.
This has thrown new light on the whole study of the Middle Ages.
The result is an incomparably clear and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century. Most of the letters are from the mids onwards, after Goitein left Israel, a move of which Agnon was highly critical.
It is a rich, panoramic view mediterrajean how people mediteranean, traveled, socoety, and conducted their economic and social affairs. As major actors in the flourishing intellectual life of the period, they forged much of what constitutes traditional Judaism today and served as a conduit of Islamic learning to the Christian Emditerranean. Most of the fragments from the Geniza, a storeroom for discarded writings that could not be thrown away because they might contain the name of God, had been removed to Cambridge University Library and other libraries around the world.
Goiteinscholar, administrator, professor, and author of or more books and articles in Hebrew and English, worked at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton until his death. The divisions are arbitrary but helpful because of the wealth of information. It includes among other articles an introduction by Richard Ettinghausen, as well as Goiteins own article: Don’t have an account? The remaining material, intended for a single volume describing the particulars of the way people lived, blossomed into three volumes, devoted respectively to the family, daily life, and the individual.
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Citing articles via Google Scholar. He received research awards from GuggenheimHarveyand the MacArthur lifetime fellowship PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUSA. Inhe began his research of the language, culture and history of the Jews of Yemen.
Essential reading for anyone studying Arab Jews in the classical period. In he moved to the United States where he felt more able to remain focused on his studies. Agnon was published by his daughter, Ayala Gordon, in The Reflowering of Malaysian Islam: Volume I, subtitled Economic Foundationsgives an overview of the Mediterranean history, peoples, culture during the high middle ages; discusses the working class; the business world, and government’s role in commerce; and provides a complete description of travel and seafaring.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. They had three children, Ayala, Ofra, and Elon. After deciphering the documents, Goitein vividly reconstructed many aspects of Jewish life in the Middle Ages, publishing them in a six-volume monumental series, A Mediterranean Society: Related articles in Google Scholar.
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Goitein explored and interpreted these texts as no other scholar had. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
Subsequent volumes received the National Jewish Book Award.
Shelomo Dov Goitein
Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. This six-volume “portrait of a Mediterranean personality” is a composite portrait of the meditegranean who wrote the personal letters, contracts, and all other manuscript fragments that found their way into the Cairo Geniza. Goitein Limited preview – Teacher, administrator, and prolific writer, he was a preeminent scholar in the areas of Jewish-Arab relations and Islamic culture.
Other editions – View all A Mediterranean Society: This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. You do not currently have access to this article. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat Reviews “One of the best comprehensive histories medlterranean a culture in this century.
Goitein was awarded honorary degrees from many universities.